Would you like to play a key part in an exciting journey to transform Argos into a digital retail leader? Do you have what it takes to develop your own product range? If the answer is YES, this could be your opportunity!
At Argos, we want to ensure our customers can get what they want, where and when they want it. Which means we need to know exactly what they want before they do. That’s where you’ll come in.
As a Buyer with us, you won’t just be sourcing and buying our customer focused ranges – you’ll be helping us to create them. Working alongside our Buying Manager, you’ll help us to plan our strategy for the future and negotiate the best deals to deliver on it. So, whilst a crystal ball might be useful, what we are really looking for, is someone who can identify key market trends ahead of the competition and co-ordinate supplier sourcing so that we can deliver before them too.
Without a doubt, you’ll need experience in a buying environment and a good understanding of online markets. You’ll need a flair for innovative thinking and some pretty impressive organisational skills as well. Add to that a talent for hitting targets, and we should definitely talk. We may not have a suitable opportunity right away but we’d love to hear from you!
Argos is on a journey to become a digital retail leader. Our goal is to provide customers with a state-of-the-art experience to suit the digital age, no matter what channel they use. To achieve this, we’re transforming every area of the business, from new concept stores and new technologies to innovative and compelling product ranges. This is the perfect time to join us in thinking big, acting boldly - and exploring the full potential of our brand.
As a Buyer your main responsibilities will be:
Shaping and implementing the strategic direction and financial plans for your range
Own brand product development
Delivering promotions and ranges to your target customers
Negotiating with your suppliers whilst creating sustainable partnerships
Planning and executing the sourcing of both domestic and non UK products
Monitoring and driving sales through targeted promotional activity
As a Buyer your skills & experience will ideally include:
Buying within retail
International sourcing experience
Sound commercial acumen
Using complex data to analyse forecasts and sales figures
Setting commercially viable margins
Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
Acting with pace in a structured and organised manner
Putting customers at the heart of your decisions
Innovative, adaptive, enquiring and challenging mind